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Business Development Manager

The University of Sydney
  • 0113901 
  • Fixed-term role until February 2026
  • Build relationships and expand the customer base for the National Centre of Cultural Competence
  • Competitive SPS A salary

About the opportunity

As the Business Development Manager for the National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) you will provide senior University wide leadership of strategic efforts to identify new opportunities for commercialising the NCCC education resources and other intellectual property.

The BDM will develop, deliver, and facilitate strategies, advice, and programs to position the NCCC as a leading provider of cultural competence education and research with industry partners.

The BDM for the NCCC will report to the Academic Director, NCCC, with regular consultation as appropriate with the NCCC academic team and other relevant staff and units. This will ensure a uniform and coordinated approach to industry engagement and commercialisation across the University, while meeting the specific needs of the NCCC.

If you’re looking to join a supportive and friendly team and to play a key role in expanding the valuable work of the NCCC, this could be the role for you!

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a highly collegial, tight-knitted team, reporting to the Academic Director
  • develop and implement strategies that will enhance the utilisation and impact of education programs and research through collaboration and partnerships with industry partners
  • manage the development and delivery of a commercialisation strategy
  • lead and support the creation and growth of an entrepreneurial culture within the NCCC
  • identify, foster and maintain new and existing industry, non-government and end-user partnerships

About you

  • demonstrated high level of understanding and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies and demonstrated superior experience in working and communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised people , government, industry and civil society
  • demonstrated project management skills and familiarity with contract and legal issues particularly pertaining to IP as it relates to the outputs of the NCCC
  • experience in evaluation of commercial opportunities from education, research, or technology developments (as per the current work of the NCCC)
  • ability to develop strategies to commercialise some of the work of the NCCC, developing new opportunities to foster industry and end-user partnerships for our education, training, and research programs
  • ability to work with a team to help foster an entrepreneurial culture to further develop partnerships between the education, research, business and government communities that align with the NCCC’s strategic objectives and those of the Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and ability to manage competing demands in a well-structured manner.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to Apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Nicole Cunningham, Recruitment Operations, by email to [email protected] using the subject line: Business Development Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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